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LEARNING SKILLS/ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE RESOURCES

http://actrs8.act.org/aap/testprep/samples2.html   ACT preparation questions and guide

http://www.metamath.com//multiple/multiple_choice_questions.cgi   Learning styles inventory

Http://www.d.umn.edu/student/loon/acad/strat/study_strat_enr.html  Study strategies -- learning styles, time management, note taking, test taking and more

http://studyweb.chemeketa.edu/resources.htm  Study skills in general and also how to study for courses in specific disciplines

 

ONLINE RESOURCES FOR WRITERS

http://www.writeplace.org  On-line writing tutorials/consultations; materials for writers and teachers of writing

http://owl.english.purdue.edu  A list of university On-Line Writing Labs on the Web

http://www.kyvu.org/writeplace/  On-line writing tutorials/consultations

http://academic.mu.edu/aswriting/ A superb WAC/WID  website from Marquette University; a department by department reference guide on how to write papers in the various academic disciplines

http://www.english.uiuc.edu/cws/wworkshop/grammarmenu.htm  A full grammar handbook

http://www.english.uiuc.edu/cws/wworkshop/techniquesmenu.html  A collection of tips for writing specific types of pieces, such as papers on poems, films, or writings, abstracts, or resumes

http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/EngPaper/ Instructions related to thesis, style, mechanics, research , and close reading on how to get an "A" on a college English paper

http://www.engl.iastate.edu/OWL/writinghelp.html  Contains a guide to aid in the editing, reviewing of pieces, a collection of writing questions and answers, and a full list of links to other sites

http://www.unc.edu/depta/wcweb/handouts/  Offers information on grammar and general tips on writing papers; also has tips for writing papers in specific classes AND nutshell versions of APA, MLA, and CBE citation styles

http://www.usca.sc.edu/writingroom/handouts.html  Although it contains examples of how to organize a paragraph, this site mainly looks at ways of documenting quotations as well as citation styles

http://uwc.tamu.edu/handouts  Mainly looks at the writing process, but also explores ways of writing papers for specific types of assignments

www.dictionary.com  Advice on many writing questions, concerns, issues; contains thesaurus, multi-lingual dictionaries, and more

http://ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/index.htm   A guide to grammar and writing

http://www.quintcareers.com/writing/writweb.html  A comprehensive writing resource

http://www.bartleby.com/   Comprehensive help for writers -- thesaurus, dictionary, William Strunk's Elements of Style, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, and more

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/esl/index.html  For students of English as a second language

http://www.utexas.edu/student/esl/links  For students of English as a second language

 

ONLINE RESOURCES FOR READERS

For Bestsellers and Book Reviews:

The New York Times:  http://www.nytimes.com/  (click on Books)

 USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/life/enter/books/leb.htm (includes excerpts of first chapters)

 Amazon.com (online bookstore:) http://www.amazon.com/

 Bookspot.com (wonderful resource with book lists, reviews, first chapters): http://www.bookspot.com

 

Using Internet Browsers:

Looksmart: http://www.looksmart.com/ (click on Lifestyle then Books, or Library then topic that interests you)

Yahoo: http://www.yahoo.com/ (click on Entertainment to Books, then category, bestseller list or authors)

Excite: http://www.excite.com/ (click on Entertainment to Books or Lifestyle to Book links)

Google:  http://www.google.com   (general search engine)

Many prominent authors have their own Web sites. Ex. Mary Higgins Clark. Access through Internet browser above, or simply type in author’s name.

 

Online Discussions with Other Readers

Barnes & Noble “University” http://www.barnesandnobleuniversity.com/ (Click Online Courses then Literature or Arts & Entertainment or another category). You have to sign up to participate in discussion, but the courses are free. 

 

Other Helpful Sites:

NKU’s Steely Library http://www.nku.edu/~library/ (includes links to local public libraries)

 

Learning Assistance Program

BEP 230

NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY

Highland Heights, KY  41099

Phone:  (859) 572-5475

E-mail:  laplearn@nku.edu

 

 

This website last revised on 02/18/2003